Elke Buckland Executive Director of The Saigh Foundation

We Must Stand United

Elke BucklandUncategorized

In a little more than a week, the presidential election will signify a change in our country.  Today political ads, commentary, and media headlines speak over one another to have the final word and sway our vote but on November 3rd the bitter battling among candidates and parties will finally reach its peak.

Then what?  Those whose candidate won will be elated and the losers will retreat with loud grumblings of dismay.  But, what will happen to the hungry, the homeless, the abused, and the ill? Will the petty fighting and name-calling, not just among the candidates and congress, but the citizens of this great country really matter?

The sad reality is that on November 4th the hungry will still be looking for their next meal and the homeless a roof over their head, the abused mercy from their abuser, and the ill relief from suffering.

You see, it doesn’t matter on what side of the political spectrum you fall the only truth is humanity.  It is not the person sitting in the White House who restores compassion, instills hope, and provides opportunities it is all of us coming together to help the hungry, the homeless, the abused, the sick, one another – united.